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May 21, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Rip the Cut features former UW stars

If you’re like me, you’re probably pining for some elite local hoops action.
Officially summer begins next month, but the summer circuit unofficially tips off May 26-28 with the Rip The Cut Memorial Basketball Tournament at Cleveland High.
Organizers have scheduled 22 teams that will include former Washington stars Nate Robinson, Isaiah Thomas, Will Conroy and Tony Wroten Jr. Other local standouts on the rosters include: Jamal Crawford, Terrence Williams and Aaron Brooks.
Games begin 9 a.m. Admission is $10 per day and the proceeds benefit the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
MONDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Plenty of shakeups at Washington State. Assistant coach Jeff Hironaka has been reassigned to director of player personnel/special assistant to the head coach because coach Ken Bone wants to add a strong recruiter to his staff with Midwest ties.
Meanwhile Richard Peters, a 6-foot-10 Canadian center who signed last fall, has failed to qualify academically and will enroll in a community college. WSU’s other notable recruit Demarquise Johnson still has not achieved a qualifying score on entrance exams.
After losing Peters, the Cougars added James Hunter, a 6-9 center from Australia.
Bud Withers takes a stab at early preseason projections. He believes UCLA will win the Pac-12 and has Arizona and Stanford at second and third. Washington is fourth. His outlook on UW is rosier than mine. I picked the Huskies fifth. We also have different opinions on Colorado.
— Three former Pac-12 players (Jorge Gutierrez, Kyle Fogg and Josh Owens) participated in a NBA combine over the weekend. Owens impressed observers with his athletic ability. Here’s the testing results tabulated by Draft Express.
— Former Washington State star Klay Thompson was one of 13 players chosen for the 2012 USA Men’s Select Team that will train against the 2012 USA Basketball Men’s National Team during its July 6-12 training camp in Las Vegas.
— Construction of the Seattle light rail linking downtown to the University of Washington has passed the halfway point. The University Link is on schedule to open in 2016. It will make stops downtown, Capitol Hill and at UW.

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